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    Energy Return Wheels for mountain bikes? - Article

    Airless wheels for mountain bikes may ditch patches and pumps (w/ Video)

    Interesting new technology.
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    Hmm. I have seen some similar prototype products that the military is using on their Hummers and what not. It has a very similar look to this, but is a bit more a honey comb style.

    This looks interesting. How do you adjust the tires? Looks like you may need a proprietary wheelset to make this work?
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    I saw a video once of a car with tires similar to these. Could be very promising.

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    Snake oil.

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    Pneumatic tires work so well whether tubed or tubeless. They are easily adjustable for different surface conditions and provide sensitive ground following suspension for small bumps and traction like nothing else. Why is everyone always trying to ditch them for something else that always works worse? It surely can't be for the fact they get the occasional punctures can it? I can't remember the last time I had a flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StiHacka View Post
    Snake oil.
    Have you tried them??....

    Looks pretty cool.
    Riding.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark View Post
    Have you tried them??....

    Looks pretty cool.
    I looked at the site of their "inventor", his crackpottery and the big oil ********. It sure smells like investor scam to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bokchoicowboy View Post
    Far from ready for performance use (basically anything bicycle) and doubtful if it will ever be.
    Tires that don't need air
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    Finally I can ride on the moon and not have to worry about my tires exploding.

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